Farmers win victory

24 Dec 2014
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A federal judge has rejected the claims of a group of Buffalo Point cottage owners who launched a lawsuit at the First Nation over tax bills earlier this year. www.winnipegsun.com/2014/12/21/buffalo-point-wins-court-battle-on-taxation 

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A new chief appraiser has been hired to head the Galveston Central Appraisal District. Read More

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Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector Albert Uresti said late Tuesday that the largest delinquent taxpayer in the county has paid off $1.4 million in back-due taxes. Read More

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You see them all the time as you're driving down the highway... endless rows of wind turbines. Now, high profile investors are gaining more and more interest in Panhandle wind farms. JP Morgan recently announced that it made a majority investment in a wind farm just east of Amarillo. Read More

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Defense attorneys have rested their case in the punishment phase of the trial of a former North Texas public official convicted of capital murder in a revenge plot against prosecutors. Read More

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If Gov. Peter Shumlin is looking for a theme for his State-of-the-State address next month, Vermont voters already have picked the topic for him — property taxes. Read More

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Denton County Judge Mary Horn is gearing up for a familiar battle in the 84th Texas Legislature. Read More

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A proposal on Thursday’s Austin City Council agenda to divert property taxes to the Lone Star Rail District would cost the city budget $1 million to $1.3 million, the city’s chief financial officer said in a memo to the council released late Wednesday. Read More

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A materials testing company plans to move its Sharonville and Woodlawn operations to its Fairfield location. Read More

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An Alexandria, Louisiana-based company is now one step closer to building its proposed $280 million oriented-strand board plant in the Corrigan area. The proposed plant is expected to employ 160 full-time employees and create 1,854 construction jobs. Read More

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 5:48pm

Everything is bigger in Texas — including taxes. Although every homeowner across the country is subject to real estate taxes, it seems Texans owe a lot more than most Americans, according to a new study from WalletHub. Read More

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In light of today’s hearing in Senate Finance on Senate Bill 182, a measure to bring long-term structural reform to Texas’ property tax system.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 8:52pm

Nada Gunter worries she will soon be taxed off her family land.

Ms. Gunter, a 58-year-old who lives on Social Security and disability, is among hundreds of Cherokee County residents who soon may not qualify for low property tax appraisals they have enjoyed for years.  Read More

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